Thursday, 28th April 2016

IOPC Funds meetings - International Group attendance

The International Group attended and took a lead industry role in the discussions at the April 2016 meetings of the IOPC Funds, in particular on the discussions on the funding of interim payments and the concerns arising from the recent Spanish Supreme Court judgement in the Prestige case.

At the meeting, the 1992 Fund Assembly considered the report of the 1992 Fund Assembly’s Consultation Group that is working with the International Group to reach a mutually agreed position as to how interim payments would be treated in future cases. The International Group held its third meeting with the Consultation Group during that week following the IOPC Fund meetings. The 1992 Fund Executive Committee also considered the International Group’s submission on the recent Spanish Supreme Court judgement in the Prestige case that expressed significant concern with a number of aspects of the judgement.

18 Jun 2020

Updated Industry Guidelines on the Carriage of Seed Cake in Containers

The carriage of Seed Cake cargoes continues to cause confusion and the potential for mis-declaration remains high - with the consequent risk of fire on board container ships. Seed Cake is the term used for pulp, cake, pellets, expellers or other cargo where oil has been removed from oil-bearing seeds, cereals or commodities with similar properties, including all such types of seed meal. It is principally used as an ingredient in animal feeds.
22 May 2020

International Group clubs respond to the US Government sanctions guidance for maritime and related industries.

On 14 May 2020 the US issued a Global Maritime Advisory (“Guidance”) aimed at a range of industry sectors including marine insurers such as P&I clubs, shipowners and charterers.